I take a break today from the extraordinary messes I make when I cook and take pictures of my food. Someday I may share photos of the paths of my destruction. It’s good for a laugh. But not today. Today, let me just wish you, in this season of lights, all good things.
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May you come in out of the cold…
…may you be warmed and may you be fed…
…may you hold some dear one close…
…may you paint your toenails red…
…may you see art where you had not…
…may you know wonder…
…and may you share it…
…may there be sugar…
…may there be spice…
…may you go for a ride…
…may you look deeply into another’s eyes & listen with all your heart…
…may you find comfort in your traditions…
…may you see the extraordinary beauty in little things…
…may sun fall on your cheeks & your water be warm…
…may you know joy & may you let it show…
…may you be silly…
& forever young!
What a beautiful wish, any time of the year, but especially at the holidays. I wish you
exhilarating experiences, blessings of good health and the will to keep on blogging to enrich all of us.
Ronnie, what a sweet and dear wish! Thank you so very much!
This is so beautiful, and as we say in Spain “igualmente” – meaning I wish the same for you. Thank you so very much.
Felice Navidad, Chica!! xo
Wow, your photo’s are magical! They really capture your feelings;) Loved it!
What a heart felt blessing. Far surpassing any papal Benediction to me. Beautiful
All of those sound good, except the red toenails. I don’t think they’d suit me. Great photos!
Hah! You’re right. Maybe coral then?
What joy your photos and thoughts bring!
You have so many books in you ready to be born, Spree. I come here hungering. And I get fed in every way.
Thank you for this stunning glimpse into your heart and the lives of those you love. There is one little spree I simply cannot take my eyes off, for her direct gaze meets mine with such disarming trust.
Thank you for this platterful of wishes. May all the beauty you continuously send out return to your family again and again and again.
Carolyn, I’m still waiting, breath bated, for YOUR book! The way you string words together points to your own gift. I wish you’d please hurry! And Thank you for always leaving SUCH kind encouraging comments in your wake! xo
Spree, this sort of post is just what I love about blogging… I get to come over to your blog, read these beautiful, heartfelt wishes and, it’s a funny thing, but it almost feels magical, like it could all really come true. Thanks for this, it made my day!!
Smidge – there’s nothing much better than shedding a happy tear and your words just brought two. Thank you so much! Your blog, delicious in every way, has brightened many a day!
Thanks, Spree… wishing you and those cute people in the photos a wonderful Christmas season!!! xo Smidge
Beautiful, magical post! And your comment about “Geraldine” cracked me straight UP!
Your “Geraldine” post did it to me first! Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh, and for the comment!
Thank you for helping me to reprioritize my to-do list this Christmas week! I love every wish and every image, and I love you!!
LOVELY!!! SUPREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMMMMMMMEEEEEEELLLLYYY LOVELY!!!
And all of this, every bit of it that oozes out of your heart and soul and into these words and pictures is why I fell and stay in love with you.
Oh yes and all the yummy food too!!!!
Je t’aime, mon petite guinea pig!
Mama, I adored this post – as Ali said, each wish, each photo. Beautiful! So blessed to call you mama!
What a sweet post! I especially love the “may you go for a ride” part…
Then again, may you!
Lovely pics! That cactus heart is way cool! Did you find that on your last trip?
No. 2 image is just gorgeous, you must print it large….. A Classic!
Thank you Lesley!
When the wish to photograph your food exceeds the wish to eat it (despite the lack of talent), then spree has occupied every corner of your heart! What an amazing string of photos and words!! Thank you, Ani.
What a heartfelt wish for the holidays. I hope your holidays are as beautiful as this post.
I think I’ll hold off painting the toenails red, but otherwise thanks for the thoughts.
Your blog is beautiful and informative.
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This is a great way to start a New Year!
Ronnie – This was (appropriately!) the last gift I opened on Christmas. Thank you so much! You do me honor – & congratulations to you TOO on being nominated! It’s been lovely getting to know you through your writing & through the comments you leave for me. Again, thank you!!
Sorry I came to this late. Beautiful all the way around.
Wonderful wishes for beautiful things for any time of the year. Thank you for sharing a marvelous post!
Thank YOU Kathryn.